I want to get back to work, I want a better job, and I want my kids to grow up with a future in this country.
But I’m afraid to do it.
The government has failed to provide basic support for students who decide to study after graduation.
The country needs more PhDs, not fewer.
So far, the number of PhD graduates in Australia has fallen by almost one-third, from 1.4 million in 2000 to 1.2 million in 2015.
The government says it will raise the number to 1 million by 2020, but I’m worried about what the government will do when the next round of cuts hits.
I have no choice but to quit the PhD programs I love, said Dr. Hadiya Boussa, a PhD student in sociology at the University of New South Wales.
I’m tired of being the only one in the room.
The world doesn’t need another PhD student.
I joined the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ graduate program in the fall of 2016.
I wanted to help people who were facing difficult times, but had no other options.
A few months into my program, I started getting letters from people who wanted to get a PhD. Some of them had studied for a while and had the financial means to do so.
Others were in a position to do their PhD, but decided to delay it.
For example, one PhD student, who had completed her doctorate in social work, wanted to start a new job, while another PhD candidate, who is studying social psychology, wanted a PhD in criminology.
These women were able to pursue a PhD without fear of losing their jobs.
I’m not alone in my decision to quit.
More than 1 million Australians are pursuing PhDs after graduation, according to the Australian Council for Graduate Education (ACGE).
About half of those graduates graduate with a master’s degree.
Many of them work in research, with an average salary of $62,000, according a 2016 report by the Australian Centre for Research on Women (ACRW).
But it’s not just women who are leaving their studies.
Some young men are also struggling.
According to a 2016 analysis by the US-based Pew Research Center, 27 percent of the 25,000 students graduating from graduate programs in 2016 had left the field.
This compares with 15 percent of PhD students in the US.
The numbers aren’t all bleak.
The Australian Bureau in July announced that it would launch a new program for people who had been accepted to the master’s program in economics at a Sydney university.
But there are also people who have decided to retire or are looking for work.
Dr. Bousa said that many people in her position have left because they are unhappy with their current jobs.
She said that the number is on the rise.
I’ve lost friends, family members and colleagues.
I can’t be alone.
I hope that these numbers are not an indicator of a crisis, Dr. Boudsa said.
Instead, she wants people to focus on the positives.
I think we have to recognise that we are facing a global financial crisis.
I hope that we have a lot of help.
I want to help as many people as possible, she said.
If we have jobs, then people will come and help me, and they will help my children.